Research and information

A collection of current knowledge about the issue of missing as well as our research reports, projects, collaborations and events.  

Understanding the reasons why people go missing and the impact on families left behind enables Missing People and our partners to provide better services.

Missing People’s research team conducts research and evaluation projects on a range of topics, and seeks to share the findings through these web pages. 

The Policy and Research team also provides a hub of information about missing, advocates for change through campaigns and policy work, and monitors and evaluates the charity's impact.

Missing News

The Policy and Research team circulates a regular newsletter, Missing News, containing up to date information about research, policy, events and sector developments. To sign up to Missing News, or to read previous editions, click here.

Police statistics

The National Crime Agency's Missing Persons Bureau also publish annual reports about people reported missing to UK police forces. Click on the links below to visit the Missing Persons Bureau website:

2015-16 data report

2014-15 data report

2014-15 and 2013-14 high level data reports

2012-13 data report

2010-11 and 2011-12 data reports


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